Author Topic: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene  (Read 1251 times)

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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 12:49:25 PM »

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Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 01:04:06 PM »
Somebody showed me the Vessj thing the other day but I didn't pay much attention. It's smart to adapt the unitank concept to homebrewing. Only issue is space and I would need two.

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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 01:54:32 PM »
I can do pretty much everything Whirlpool is advertising by fermenting in a keg with a spunding valve. Heck, I could even serve off it if I wanted, but I'd rather do a closed transfer to a purged serving keg than rely on a "Sediment Removal System".
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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 02:15:31 PM »
A guy in our club now lives on the west side of MI, near Whirlpool headquarters. He said he has seen the Vessi, and said it looks pretty nice.

Might be good for someone getting into the hobby, but not for me.
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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 02:32:15 PM »
Oh and this looks pretty awful

http://www.eater.com/2016/5/31/11818416/sodastream-beer-bar

I wonder how it tastes. I'd be interested to drink one.
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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2016, 03:19:13 PM »
I wonder how it tastes. I'd be interested to drink one.


That's my question, too. How clean are the pours? Something for everybody, I guess.
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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2016, 04:04:35 PM »
I'm wondering if this isn't the brainchild of a homebrewing Whirlpool Engineer.

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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2016, 04:07:04 PM »
Have you guys seen this?

http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/31/whirlpool-vessi-homebrew-beer-fermentor-tap/

That's one of the worst homebrew ideas I've ever seen.  One of my objections to conicals is how long an expensive piece of equipment it tied up before you can use it for another batch.  This just extends that time.
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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2016, 04:33:30 PM »
   Looks like another rich guy's beer making toy, that's not to say it won't work - more or less. I'll be more than a bit surprised if they get it to market at their projected retail price. For the demographic they're aiming at, they $1,200 early bird offer might actually have a good number of takers.
   As for conicals, I'll admit I'm still a newbie but I really like the improvement in my beer now that I use a conical, and I'm only using one of the plastic ones. At a hundred bucks a pop, adding additional fermenters isn't outrageously expensive.
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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2016, 06:24:10 PM »
Have you guys seen this?

http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/31/whirlpool-vessi-homebrew-beer-fermentor-tap/

That's one of the worst homebrew ideas I've ever seen.  One of my objections to conicals is how long an expensive piece of equipment it tied up before you can use it for another batch.  This just extends that time.

Obviously you would have to buy at least 5 of them!  ;)

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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 01:14:01 AM »
Oh and this looks pretty awful

http://www.eater.com/2016/5/31/11818416/sodastream-beer-bar

I wonder how it tastes. I'd be interested to drink one.

Instant beer.  Wonder when the powdered version will be available ;) Yeah, I would try one.

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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2016, 10:16:56 PM »
I saw one on display at the AHA National Event this weekend.  In my opinion, it is a serious piece of equipment that will fully support almost any fermentation and serving.  The downside is that it is tied up all the way through the fermentation and serving process.  For me, who has down-sized to a high-rise condo and am not a volume brewer, it it appears to be a good solution.

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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2016, 01:28:23 PM »
Drew and I checked it out and talked to some Whirlpool people.  We hope tp someone from the company on the show to talk about it.
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Re: Whirlpool getting into the homewbrewing scene
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2016, 01:48:53 PM »
Drew and I checked it out and talked to some Whirlpool people.  We hope tp someone from the company on the show to talk about it.
That would be awesome. I'm really interested in understanding more about the genesis of the project and of course how the trub removal system works.